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Changing My Mind

 After last week's fiasco of a quilt block, this week's pulled together rather quickly. I finished it over a couple of nights this weekend, and I am happy with how it turned out. This block was the seventh block in the Hand Pieced Quilt Along with Elm Street Quilts and Simple. Handmade. Everyday. There are two more blocks to go until we are finished. I have found that I really enjoy the process of hand piecing, and I can't wait to see all of the blocks pulled together into a quilt. I am still not entirely sure what I will do with this little quilt, but I am sure I will find somewhere or someone for it!

I did remake one of my blocks this week as well. I figured as the quilt was not all sewn together yet that it wasn't too late to change my mind! Each week when I would choose fabrics for the newest block, I would also lay out the blocks that I had already pieced. This process would help me make sure I was using a variety of blues and grays and not end up repeating too many fabrics. For the last few weeks, the Hour Glass block shown in the bottom right of the photo kept sticking out to me. The gray and blue fabrics had too warm of an undertone I think. 

So I picked out a couple of different fabrics from my stash and recut the pieces. By the end of the evening, I had a new block pieced! I am much happier with this block and how it looks with the others. It think it was worth the little bit of time it took to remake the block. Now on to the next block!

1 comment:

  1. These all look wonderful! Thanks for linking up with the Hand Pieced QAL!